Health, Sicilian Region updates Lea prosthesis assistance

Editorial staff 16 September 2021 12:00

Share Certain times and guaranteed continuity of care for patients who need ortho-prosthetic devices. This is foreseen by the decree signed by the regional councilor for Health, Ruggero Razza who, after ten years, modernizes the prosthetic sector, allowing specialized companies to provide more quickly the assistance services included in the Lea (Essential levels of assistance), in favor of assisted by the regional health service. The document – the result of the technical table with the trade associations – in addition to anticipating the national reform, launched four years ago but not yet fully defined, aims above all to streamline the procedures through the drafting of a single tariff and also introducing a regional Observatory who is entrusted with the task of monitoring and verifying the appropriateness and effectiveness of the services reserved for clients. “The main objective – explains the councilor Razza – is the functional and social recovery of the patient who will now be able to access prosthetic assistance services through ever easier bureaucratic procedures and in the shortest possible time. A necessary step forward that Sicily places. ahead of other territories in the country and which also has the ambition to reduce the risk of improper hospitalization “. Satisfaction was expressed by the trade associations, Fioto, Confapi Sicilia and Assortopedia, for which the decree signed in Sicily is “an expected milestone for the entire regional health system that allows to operate according to professional, structural and organizational standards necessary to guarantee adequate Lea, thus placing the prosthetic structures at the same level as the accredited public and private healthcare companies “.

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